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Godmersham Parish

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Your Online Parish Clerk for Godmersham is:  VACANT.  

Godmersham is, ecclesiastically, in the diocese of Canterbury, in the archdeaconry of Canterbury and in the deanery of Bridge.  The church is named for St. Lawrence with original parish registers commencing 1600.

Godmersham, a village and a parish in East Ashford district, Kent.  The village stands on the river Stour, 2 miles south-south-west of Chilham rail station, and 6 miles northeast-by-north of Ashford;  was once a market town;  and has a post office under Canterbury.  The parish comprises 3,077 acres.  Real property in 1860, £3,429.  Population in 1861, 388.  Houses, 80.  The property is divided among a few.

Godmersham Park, now the seat of Earl St. Vincent, belonged formerly to the Valoigns, the Astyns, and the Broadnaxes;  and has richly wooded grounds.

The living is a vicarage, united with the perpetual curacy of Challock, in the diocese of Canterbury.  Value, £234.  Patron, the Archbishop of Canterbury.  The church belonged to the prior and monks of Canterbury;  had a chantry;  and, having become much dilapidated, has been entirely restored.  The priorís residence was built in the time of Richard II, and still exists.

There are a national school, and charities £41.1
1John Marius Wilson, comp. The Imperial Gazatteer of England and Wales.  (London, England:  A. Fullerton & Co., 1870).

 

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